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slang US nonsense
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or bush•wah

(ˈbʊʃ wɑ, -wɔ)

n. Slang.
nonsense; baloney; bull.
[1915–20; perhaps representing bourgeois1, from its use in political rhetoric, the actual sense being lost; taken as euphemism for bullshit]
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The book is filled with fun catch-phrases ("Bushwah!" "Two words!") that readers will immediately embrace.
He made some very sound contributions to symbology and some very shrewd quesses as to the possible effects of inadequate symbology--a lot of the rest of his system was pure bushwah and I got into some horrid arguments with him over it ..." What are we to make of this comment, which appears to be not only in conflict with most everything else he said about GS but also seems to have had no effect whatsoever on his GS usage in his works even after that date?
In the same vein, when his vaunted reason for a pre-emptive strike against Iraq turned out to be bushwah, he transformed his motivation into his deep desire to liberate Iraqis from their murderous leader.
But Bush's postelection disavowal of early pro-environment declarations together with his flip-flop on the promise to curtail carbon dioxide emissions signals that much of his rhetoric is pure Bushwah. Defense of the environment during the Bush administration must be relentless.